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Nov
8
2018

11th Annual LEGO Contest Awards Ceremony

11th Annual LEGO Contest Awards Ceremony
Description:

This event is generously sponsored by People’s United Bank.

Build your very own LEGO creation and display it at BMAC!

Design and build an original LEGO structure according to contest guidelines available below, or just drop by and check out the fantastic submissions on display November 9-11, 2018.

Prizes for Creativity and Craftsmanship will be awarded in seven age groups: preschool, grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, adult, and adult/child collaborations. Other prizes will be awarded at the judges’ discretion. All prizes will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 8 at 5 p.m.


Entries must be delivered to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on Tuesday, November 6, 4-6 p.m. See entry form for more information.

Every contestant will receive a personalized certificate of participation and two complimentary passes valid for unlimited admission to the Museum for the duration of the LEGO Contest & Exhibit.

Time: 11/8/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
Nov
8
2018

Artist Talk: Lars Jerlach and Helen Stringfellow

Artist Talk: Lars Jerlach and Helen Stringfellow Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join collaborative partners Lars Jerlach and Helen Stringfellow, who comprise Tectonic Industries, in a conversation about their original installation for the BCA Center, Dreams Can Come True. Jerlach and Stringfellow will discuss an artistic practice and exhibition history that has spanned three continents and nearly two decades. Admission is free.

Time: 11/8/18 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Nov
8
2018

Coach Dana Cavalea reveals the Habits of a Champion at Phoenix Books

Coach Dana Cavalea reveals the Habits of a Champion at Phoenix Books
Description:

Join Coach Dana Cavalea for a talk on his new book, Habits of a Champion. In his first published book, Coach Dana Cavalea shares 15 lessons about what it takes to become a champion. He shares stories and insights from some of the world’s top performers in sports, life and business. Coach Dana Cavalea is a highly sought after High Performance Coach. He spent the majority of his career as the Director of Performance for the New York Yankees. In 2009, he led the team to a World Series Championship.

Time: 11/8/18 7:00pm
Location: Phoenix Books Burlington (191 Bank St), Burlington
Oct
10
2018
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Nov
10
2018

Avian Journey

Avian Journey
Description:

Throughout history, birds have played an important role as a source of inspiration for artists. An exhibit by Tapestry Artist, Neysa Russo, brings to light this rich history and the everyday experiences we all enjoy on our avian journeys.
Inspired by woven tapestries, Middle Eastern rugs, antique embroidery patterns and designs from ancient pottery and carving; from the Phoenix rising to the Guardians of the Holy Grail to the Tree of Life, birds have been used to decorate clothing and homes for thousands of years. Not merely decorative, but often used with symbolism and meaning; from the spiritual power of the eagle to the doves of peace. Fertility, protection, symbolic meanings vary, but one thread binds them all, throughout the ages and around the world, the bird is meaningful to every culture.

Time: 10/10/18 10:00am - 11/10/18 5:00pm
Location: Northeast Fiber Arts, Williston
Nov
8
2018
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Nov
10
2018

Concerts: Aizuri Quartet: Deeply Known

Concerts: Aizuri Quartet: Deeply Known Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The beloved Aizuri Quartet returns to Scrag Mountain Music after a triumphant season as Quartet-in-Residence at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to present the World Premiere of Scrag co-Artistic Director Evan Premo’s String Quartet No.1 Deeply Known, written specially for the quartet. The program also includes Gabriella Smith’s Carrot Revolution, Komitas’ Armenian Folk Songs, and Arnold Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 joined by Scrag co-Artistic Director and soprano Mary Bonhag. RSVP below! RSVPs recommended at www.scragmountainmusic.org. All concerts are "Come as you are. Pay what you can."

Time: 11/8/18 7:30pm - 11/10/18 9:30pm
Location: Multiple Venues, Statewide
Nov
7
2018
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Nov
11
2018

UVM Theatre presents "Tartuffe"

UVM Theatre presents "Tartuffe"
Description:

Vice becomes virtue, or is it the other way around, as UVM Theatre presents Molière’s hilarious comedy Tartuffe.

There is never a dull moment in this fast-paced feast of words when the wealthy Orgon falls under the spell of the sly con artist Tartuffe. Will Orgon’s family bring him to his senses or will the wily Tartuffe succeed in stealing all of his wealth, as well as his wife and daughter. See this uproarious satire brought to life in a lush and visually stunning production on the Royall Tyler stage.

Evening performances of “Tartuffe” are Wednesday thru Saturday, November 7–10 at 7:30PM. A matinee performance will be presented on Sunday, November 11 at 2PM. Regular box office hours are Tuesday thru Friday from 11AM to 4PM. Tickets can be purchased during those times in person at the Royall Tyler Theatre box office, located at 116 University Place, or by calling 802-656-2094. For more information or to purchase tickets online go to uvm.edu/theatre

Time: 11/7/18 7:30pm - 11/11/18 4:30pm
Location: The Royall Tyler Theatre, 116 University Place, University of Vermont, Burlington
Nov
8
2018
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Nov
11
2018

11th Annual LEGO Exhibit

11th Annual LEGO Exhibit
Description:

This event is generously sponsored by People’s United Bank.

Build your very own LEGO creation and display it at BMAC!

Design and build an original LEGO structure according to contest guidelines available below, or just drop by and check out the fantastic submissions on display November 9-11, 2018.

Prizes for Creativity and Craftsmanship will be awarded in seven age groups: preschool, grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, adult, and adult/child collaborations. Other prizes will be awarded at the judges’ discretion. All prizes will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 8 at 5 p.m.


Entries must be delivered to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on Tuesday, November 6, 4-6 p.m. See entry form for more information.
Admission to the November 8 Awards Ceremony is $5 for adults and teens, $3 for children ages 6-12, free for BMAC members and children 5 and under. The same admission fees apply throughout the weekend while LEGO entries are on display.

Every contestant will receive a personalized certificate of participation and two complimentary passes valid for unlimited admission to the Museum for the duration of the LEGO Contest & Exhibit.

Time: 11/8/18 5:00pm - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
Jul
31
2018
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Nov
11
2018

DOUGHBOYS AND FLYBOYS WWI Stories by Vermonters From the Home and Battlefront

DOUGHBOYS AND FLYBOYS WWI Stories by Vermonters From the Home and Battlefront Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War One. The Sheldon Museum has combed its collection and archives along with the help of Addison County private collections to mount an exhibit that features roles played by Vermonters in what was called the “War to End All Wars.” The exhibit concentrates on Vermont’s Addison County residents who were in the service during WWI.

Central to the exhibit are the histories, memorabilia, photographs, and letters of three Middlebury residents: Jacob J. Ross, M.D., who served as Flight Surgeon in France with the 17th Aero Squadron caring for the sick and wounded; Waldo Heinrichs, a pilot with the 95th Aero Squadron, known then as “luckiest man in the war” for surviving two plane crashes and internment in a German hospital; Werner Neuse, a German by birth, who enlisted in the German army as a teenager shortly after his father, Richard Neuse, also a German soldier was killed. Werner Neuse later immigrated to the United State, became a citizen, earned his graduate degrees and joined the faculty of Middlebury College German Department and helped to start the College’s German summer language school. After the war Neuse and Heinrichs lived on the same block of South Street in Middlebury, while Ross established his home and office on College Street.

Their stories and those of others from Addison County are featured in the exhibit, as are colorful recruitment and war advocacy posters from the Sheldon’s Research Center Archives, together with WWI uniforms, helmets, armaments, books, and first-hand accounts.

The exhibit culminates with "In Flanders Field," an eloquent, provocative art installation by internationally-recognized artist Fran Bull of Brandon, Vermont. Based on the WWI poem by Colonel John McCrae, who taught pathology at the University of Vermont’s Medical School before the war, Fran Bull reimagines the verses as visual art. Her points of departure are the skies with singing birds, fields of red poppies and white crosses, and the lamentations of corpses. Larks become bomber planes, crosses and coffins morph into formal grids. Flowers and blood-red rags stand for lost treasures and remembrance.

Time: 7/31/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
Mar
20
2018
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Nov
11
2018

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

"Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by Three Self-taught Addison County, Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway - greet delighted visitors to the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont.

Gary Starr is a world-class self-taught carver whose decorative decoys and birds are on display at the Sheldon – from three magnificent oversized shore birds – one standing, a second running, and a third feeding – to a variety of life-sized colorful birds including a Puffin, American Oyster Catcher, Belted King Fisher, Baltimore Oriole, and Lilac Breasted Roller.

Before perfecting his drawing, Bill Holway began his artistic pursuits by whittling and was one of the original craftsmen when Frog Hollow the Vermont State Craft Center was started in Middlebury in 1971. For years, Bill Holway was known locally for his “performance drawings” at Kennedy Brothers in Vergennes. His wood carvings at the Sheldon feature a moose with an iconic rack of antlers and a prominent beard-like dewlap under its chin, a brown bear, a frolicking horse, and more exotic animals such as long-horned goat, hippopotamus, elephant, zebra, camel, and giraffes.

Chuck Herrmann's carvings are a reflection of his deep commitment to the Vermont forest, its history and value. As an example, true to his investigative and collecting habits, he carved birds and waterfowl from remnants of a “root fence” that was once located on a farm field at New Haven Junction at the intersection of Routes 7 and 17.

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Nov
8
2018
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Nov
11
2018

Lyric Theatre Company presents "Annie the Musical"

Lyric Theatre Company presents "Annie the Musical" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Lyric Theatre Company presents Annie the Musical on the Flynn MainStage for six performances November 8-11. A spunky red-headed orphan and her lovable dog Sandy find a forever home with billionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks in this heartwarming family show. Don’t wait until “Tomorrow” to get your tickets.
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$42; student/senior discount at some performances; group rates available. Order online at flynntix.org or call 802-86FLYNN.

Location: Flynn Center MainStage, Burlington
Oct
4
2018
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Nov
12
2018

The Photography of ROBERT COHEN

The Photography of ROBERT COHEN Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Photography of Robert Cohen
Exhibition Dates: October 4th through November 12, 2018
Opening Reception: October 4th (5:30 pm to 7:00 pm)

LEONARD ROBERT COHEN

He began his photographic journey in elementary school using an Ansco box camera. His “eye” has evolved considerably since then (along with the camera). He is an inveterate traveler and photographs what appeals to his eye and the moment, from whimsy to abstraction to light to nature.

Time: 10/4/18 5:30pm - 11/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Oct
20
2018
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Nov
17
2018

Bryan Memorial Gallery 2018 On-line Auction

Bryan Memorial Gallery 2018 On-line Auction Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Bryan Memorial Gallery is excited to once again offer the wildly successful on-line auction through https://www.Biddingowl/BryanMemorialGallery. At the site you will also see that this year a raffel of Julie Baker Albright's Blue Plums in Red Pan is being offerred. Come join the fun and see what wonders may be yours. Bidding ends at 5:00 November17th, at which time winners will be notified.

Time: 10/20/18 10:00am - 11/17/18 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Oct
20
2018
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Nov
17
2018

Second Annual On Line Art Auction

Second Annual On Line Art Auction
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery announces its Second Annual On Line Auction with over sixty paintings donated. Proceeds benefit our exhibition and education programs. The auction goes live Saturday, October 20th and bidding takes place through Saturday November 17, 2018. The raffle of "Golden Fruit and Flowers, an oil still life painting by Julie Baker Albright of Essex VT is included in the menu of on line choices. The hosting venue, www.biddingowl.com is easy to use, and is a trsted fundraising partner. Bids taken from Saturday, October 20th through Saturday November 17th.

Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Oct
5
2018
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Nov
18
2018

Now featured at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: Deidre Scherer, “Human Textures”

Now featured at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: Deidre Scherer, “Human Textures” Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

October 5 through November 18: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Deidre Scherer’s
“Human Textures”, showcasing her paper and fabric weavings, as well as collaborative vessels with artist Jackie Abrams. Artist Opening Reception Friday, October 5 from 5-7pm, Artist Talk featuring both Artists Saturday, October 27 at 5pm.

Pioneering in the medium of thread-on-layered-fabric, Scherer's collages, both in fabric and paper media, engage the viewer with the tenderness of being human. The Rhode Island School of Design honored Scherer with their 2010 Alumni Association Award for Artistic Achievement “for the innovative medium of textile art she has developed, and for her thought-provoking investigations of our society’s views of aging, reflections on life, death, family relationships and the welfare of future generations.” Scherer has exhibited in hundreds of shows since 1979, and has been featured in several galleries nationwide including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Heller Museum in NYC.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works in a variety of media that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.

Time: 10/5/18 5:00pm - 11/18/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Oct
13
2018
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Nov
18
2018

Fall Member Show

Fall Member Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Fall Member Show Inside Out includes the work of SVAC’s artist members who represent a variety of styles and mediums: abstract, portrait, and landscape painters alongside photographers, sculptors, and other creators. There’s something for every taste, and all artwork is for sale. Free & open to the public. Suggested donation $5.

Artwork: Terry Findeisen, "Portrait of a Conversation," watercolor on paper

Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Aug
24
2018
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Nov
24
2018

Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract

Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract
Description:

Artist Ann Young Exhibits at Catamount Annex Gallery

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract, an exhibition of 39 abstract paintings based on the artist’s observation of the natural world, on view in the Catamount Arts Annex Gallery at the Bread and Butter Café in St. Johnsbury from August 25-November 24, 2018.

Young’s exuberantly colored abstract paintings are enlarged magnified images of common water plants found floating on the surface of May Pond near her home in Barton, Vermont—an artistic celebration of natural color and form. Paddling her kayak, she can see “all of the things that one expects to enjoy on a lovely autumn day. There are the hills, brilliant in their fall colors, the sparkling sky, a loon or maybe two.” But at the shallow end, when the kayak can go no further, Young rejoices in her discovery of water shields (Brasenia scherberi). These small aquatic plants can be found in northern ponds and still waters throughout the world, but here in Vermont in September and October, they put forth a vivid display of autumn color.

“The leaves are riddled with the trails of leaf miners and spots of decay,” Young writes, which “makes for a stunning array of color and pattern. As I paddle among them, I am dazzled and completely absorbed by the beauty to be found in an unlikely place in an unassuming little plant.” Contemplating every square inch of the surface as a study in abstract pattern and color, Young wondered "who needs art," before realizing that she was the one who needed art as a means “of conveying to other people what I have seen and rejoice in.”

Ann Young is an artist who paints in a variety of styles, but always with plenty of color. A 1969 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Young has taught at Lyndon State College and at the Vermont Clay Center, as well as presented workshops as part of the Vermont Artists in the Public Schools Program. She has exhibited widely—primarily at Soho20 Gallery in New York City, as well as at numerous venues in Vermont including Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury; the Fleming Museum, Burlington; the Helen Day Arts Center, Stowe; River Arts in Morrisville; Tamarack Gallery, East Craftsbury; T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier; Westbranch Gallery, Stowe; and Whitewater Gallery, East Hardwick. For more information on the artist and her work, see https://www.ann-young.com/about/.

Catamount Arts is located at 115 Eastern Avenue in downtown St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The Catamount Arts Gallery is adjacent to two cinema-screening rooms, and is generally open every day from 1 pm until 9:30 pm. For more information, call (802) 748-2600 or visit www.catamountarts.org.

Time: 8/24/18 12:00am - 11/24/18 12:00am
Location: Bread & Butter Cafe, Saint Johnsbury
Oct
25
2018
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Nov
25
2018

I AM

I AM
Description:

Designed to address stereotypes and challenge misconceptions of the "other”, the I AM exhibition is a visual celebration of the crucial role that Middle Eastern women play as guardians of peace, celebrating their strengths and rich and diverse contributions in the enduring global quest for a more harmonious and peaceful future. The exhibition highlights what women contribute toward healing our world, because of their inherent connection to the sanctity of life, and their ability to nurture and protect it, thereby inspiring a legacy of harmony.

Guest curated by Janet Rady, a specialist in Middle Eastern contemporary art, the exhibition features 31 acclaimed women artists of Middle Eastern heritage from 12 countries.

Participating artists include:
Marwa Adel, Rawan Al Adwan, Afsoon, Ahaad Alamoudi, Alia Ali, Boushra Almutawakel, Zena Assi, Shereen Audi, Manal Deeb, Maitha Demithan, Lalla Essaydi, Mariam Ali Fakhro, Taiba Faraj, Faten Gaddes, Azadeh Ghotbi, Nermine Hammam, Hilda Hiary, Carelle Homsy, Lulwa Al Khalifa, Marwa Al Khalifa, Nabeela Al Khayer, Ghada Khunji, Annie Kurkdjian, Hanaa Malallah, Rania Matar, Raeda Saadeh, Nagla Samir, Soheila Sokhanvari, Mayasa Al Sowaidi, Wijdan, Helen Zughaib

I AM premiered its global tour at the National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan in May 2017 under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. It was then showcased on London’s Trafalgar Square at the historic St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and then in the US at the American University Museum in Washington, D.C., The Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming, Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery in Nashville, TN. Burlington is the last stop on its US tour.

The exhibition is free and all are welcome.

Opening times: Wednesday & Thursday 11:30am - 1:30pm, Saturday Noon -3:00pm, Sunday 10:30am - 1:00pm

Opening Program and Reception: October 25, 2018, 5:00-7:00 pm All welcome

Time: 10/25/18 5:00pm - 11/25/18 1:00pm
Location: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington
Sep
7
2018
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Nov
30
2018

Places I Love

Places I Love
Description:

Places I Love is a memoir of paintings and photographs by artist Liz LeServiget. She chronicles her time spent living in Europe and the US in technicolor, including her current home in Montpelier. Artist's reception on Friday, 9/14/18 from 4:30-7 p.m.

Time: 9/7/18 4:30pm - 11/30/18 4:30pm
Location: Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier
Oct
4
2018
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Nov
30
2018

Moving Still

Moving Still
Description:

Northern Daughters is pleased to present Moving Still, a solo exhibit of new work from Pamela Smith, on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, VT.

Smith is a self taught painter based in Bristol, Vermont. She draws from a background in textiles, years of living abroad and studying folk art from around the world, the influence of which is beautifully evident in her work. Smith’s paintings are rich in pattern and floral elements, and exhibit the liberty experienced by an outsider artist who plays with perspectives, dimensions and mediums freely.

On view: October 4th - November 30th, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 12th, 5-8pm

Time: 10/4/18 10:00am - 11/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
Sep
21
2018
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Dec
2
2018

Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters

Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

PHOTOGRAPHS AND STORIES BY ETHAN HUBBARD

ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY AT HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS SEPTEMBER 21 THROUGH DECEMBER 2
For nearly 50 years, Ethan Hubbard drove the back roads of rural Vermont in search of old-time Vermonters. This retrospective of Hubbard’s documentary work and his life living alongside the people of North-Central Vermont showcases more than 40 of Hubbard’s large-format black and white photographic portraits – pulled from some 600 rolls of film that he shot over five decades. Also included are audio excerpts chosen from 125 of Hubbard’s tape recordings and interviews. In barns and fields, from forest walks to kitchen tables, Ethan’s photographic portraits and audio recordings transport the viewer to rural Vermont and to the moments he shared with the people he met there.

OPENING RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AT 5:00 PM | RSVP HERE
LIVE STORYTELLING EVENT WITH ETHAN HUBBARD
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 AT 7:00 PM

Time: 9/21/18 5:00pm - 12/2/18 8:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Oct
26
2018
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Dec
14
2018

Winging It

Winging It
Description:

'WINGING IT': Eco-artist Melanie Brotz presents a series of Bird paintings using materials salvaged from the waste stream (aka trash). A Whimsical Owl section rounds out the show.

Discarded "canvases" including windows, mirrors, boards, and picture frames provided

Time: 10/26/18 9:00am - 12/14/18 4:30pm
Location: Montpelier City Hall Gallery, Montpelier
Oct
1
2018
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Dec
16
2018

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia Vermont Arts 2018
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Gerald Auten uses powdered graphite or graphite pencils on dense, smooth hot-pressed paper or onto the back of old museum posters and postcards. To the powdered graphite, he adds a bonding element, WD40, turpentine, or linseed oil, often buffing the surface. The work takes many months to achieve the dense metallic, oily surfaces. The affect is luminous, deeply saturated, mysterious and mischievous.
Curated by Dian Parker

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, Chelsea
Nov
8
2018
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Dec
23
2018

Gems and Giants

Gems and Giants Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery's annual members' exhibit takes on a new aspect this year: SIZE. In a two part Installation, spanning the Main Gallery and the Middle Room, gallery members will submit GEMS and GIANTS. As with Previous GEMS exhibits, these works will be a wonderland of small, affordable, fine artworks for holiday giving. Images will not exceed 8x10, frame included not to exceed 12x14. The GIANTS will be a minimum of 36 inches or more in a single direction. We invite you to come take a trip into the small and the tall.

Time: 11/8/18 11:00am - 12/23/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Aug
21
2018
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Dec
31
2018

Growing Food, Growing Farmers

Growing Food, Growing Farmers Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Four years ago, Vermont Folklife Center researchers Greg Sharrow and Andy Kolovos began fieldwork to explore the grass-roots food movement in Vermont. Sharrow described his early meetings with farmers in the Rutland area as revealing “the spokes on a wheel”, with the hub located at Boardman Hill Farm, where Greg and Gay Cox have lived and farmed for more than three decades.

Growing Food, Growing Farmers is an intimate look at the expanding community of young farmers in Rutland County and the surrounding area. The exhibit showcases farmers, often with  their families, through large-format photographic portraits by Macaulay Lerman. Sharrow’s metaphor of the “wheel,”a central theme of the exhibit, is conveyed in the form of biographies and audio interview excerpts that complement the portraits of more than a dozen current and former farmers, many of whom trace some aspect of their agricultural trajectory to the Cox’s mentorship and generosity.

Growing Food, Growing Farmers is the product of an ethnographic research approach: making visible the experiences of one community of farmers that exists within the larger network of local food production in Vermont.

OPENING RECEPTION: On September 7, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM, the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT will host a public reception and gallery talk. Complimentary locally sourced food and drink, including beer, wine, craft cheeses, produce and more will be served.

Time: 8/21/18 10:00am - 12/31/18 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
Oct
30
2018
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Jan
4
2019

Current Paintings by Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson

Current Paintings by Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

October 30, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Current Paintings by Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson

Mary McKay Lower will exhibit landscapes and still life paintings. Lower paints what she observes daily, watching familiar surroundings go through seasonal changes.

Elizabeth Nelson will feature painted works from her travels to Iceland.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 8, from 5-7:00 pm with music by the Two Thirds as Far duo. The reception is free and refreshments will be served. The Gallery's permanent works also on display.

46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm

Time: 10/30/18 12:00pm - 1/4/19 4:00pm
Location: 46 Barre St, Montpelier
Sep
13
2018
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Jan
7
2019

Altered Spaces Exhibition

Altered Spaces Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Altered Spaces Group Exhibition – September 13, 2018 to January 7, 2019

Opening reception: October 6, 2018 at 5:30pm – free and open to the public

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition on the mountain in Stowe for the Fall and early ski season. The exhibition opens with a dynamic collection of work - including collage, photography, painting, and multimedia installation in September which will build in layers throughout the Fall - inviting the public to revisit and interact as the exhibition continues. The exhibition is curated by Kelly Holt and features artists: Paul Gruhler, Dana Heffern, Ric Kasini Kadour, Lydia Kern, Erika Senft Miller, John M. Miller and Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa.

Artists in this exhibition are responding to the following curatorial statement:

perspectives shift

thoughts drift

distances lift

colors move - are they right here or off in the distance?

who is the viewer and who is being looked upon?

how can one alter space to break down barriers and biases?

put it up. take it down. what is your ultimate reality?

explore. experiment. respond.

Artists are working with moments of expanded consciousness - from altering the space of the found photograph, to revisiting one’s home area code and finding that those spaces vibrate with memories and new hues of color in the camera. Photographic images are collaged to conjure innovative ideas of the surface of space, with homage to architectural detail, street photography and organic references and materials. Installation works with shapes of animal bones and color to create an altered atmosphere. Paintings vary from sublime journeys in color to working through space with whole-body physical gesture and movement.

Ric Kasini Kadour speaks of his series Portraits on the Arrival “I imagine the men portrayed here on the verge of a new way of thinking and, to commemorate the moment, have their picture taken. The swirl of color conveys the ecstatic joy that comes with new ideas and fresh thinking. This is not typically a moment we commemorate in our culture. Perhaps it should be.” Paul Gruhler’s geometric abstract paintings alter space with intensity and refinement of color. Says Gruhler, “I have endeavored to organize the forms according to shape and proportion while harmonizing the tones of my palette to create a sense of a present moment that is both floating and timeless. Attention to close values and shifts of color develop this harmonic energy.”

For further information on the Altered Spaces exhibition, please call 802.760.4634 or visit sprucepeakarts.org.

Spruce Peak Arts Center hours:

Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm, and prior to performances and events.

About The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire, educate, and entertain. The 420-seat multi-use theatre, which opened in December 2010, offers world-renowned entertainment as well as emerging artists and performers from around the region, state, nation and world.

Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
Nov
1
2018
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Jan
9
2019

Colorful & Curvaceous: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales

Colorful & Curvaceous: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join us to welcome and celebrate our two new exhibits on Thursday, November 8, 5-7pm for a Reception & Artist Talk. Free Admission & Refreshments, Cash Bar. Exhibiting November 1 - January 9

COLORFUL & CURVACEOUS: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales

Dales began making quilts in 1970 with a focus on geometric patterns, but soon evolved to fluid designs comprised of curved lines and lyrical shapes. When Dales discovered curves, the magic began, and her process now alternates between effortless and complex, utilizing layers of tracing paper to allow for the evolution of her design. For Dales, it is humbling to apply simple tools such as scissors, needle and thread to fabric and have the result be a thing of beauty, an expression of a vision, idea or fantasy. The grace of the curves merges with the richness of the fabric and creates an effect that never ceases to entice and enchant.

Dales has exhibited nationally and been featured in many prestigious museums, collections, and books including: the Clinton Presidential Library, The National Quilt Museum, The Vermont Governor’s Office Gallery, Shelburne Museum, Visions in San Diego, The Renwick Gallery at The Smithsonian Museum, The American Quilter’s Society Show and Museum, as well as been included in the book The 100 Best Quilts of The 20th Century. She has taught workshops in color and design internationally, as well as being a published author of her book on curved-seam piecing, Curves In Motion.

Time: 11/1/18 9:00am - 1/9/19 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Nov
1
2018
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Jan
9
2019

Remembrance by Nina Dubois & Athena Petra Tasiopoulos

Remembrance by Nina Dubois & Athena Petra Tasiopoulos Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join us to welcome and celebrate our two new exhibits on Thursday, November 8th, 5-7pm for a Reception & Artist Talk. Free Admission & Refreshments, Cash Bar. Exhibiting November 1 - January 9

REMEMBRANCE: by Nina Dubois & Athena Petra Tasiopoulos

Tasiopoulos is a mixed media collage artist and fine art photographer. Athena describes herself as a collector of second hand images – primarily ‘cabinet card’ portrait photography and figure studies from the late 19th – early 20th Century. “My imagination is continuously lured by the mystery of found photographs – ‘instant relatives’ discarded and forgotten in antique stores. It is as if these souls exist in limbo – simultaneously trapped yet saved within photography. By re-inventing the portrait, I aim to disjoint my subjects from an antiquated identity, allowing them to transcend the constraints of time and place.” – Athena Petra Tasiopoulos.

Nina Dubois is an artist, feminist, and educator living in Vermont. Dubois works in assemblage, flash poetry, painting, and collage in an effort to investigate history, text, and place. Real and imagined. Personal and political. “When I make something I am actively exploring issues from media, text, and the constructed environment, especially as it relates to women.”

Time: 11/1/18 9:00am - 1/9/19 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Sep
15
2018
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Jan
13
2019

New England Now

New England Now
Description:

New England Now, Shelburne Museum’s inaugural exhibition in a curated biennial series featuring contemporary artists organized around thematic subject matters, will be on view from September 15, 2018 through January 13, 2019.

New England Now challenges the notion of the Northeast’s long-accepted stereotype as stagnant and quaint, and instead plumbs its evolving identities and complex beauty. Building upon scholarship on the visual construction of the region, this exhibition explores the contemporary landscape, capturing the changing environment. From disintegrating historic buildings and disappearing “virgin” land, New England Now reveals our evolving landscape.

Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Oct
19
2018
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Feb
9
2019

Pauline Jennings: Becoming Human

Pauline Jennings: Becoming Human
Description:

Becoming Human is an intermedia exhibition seeking to identify and dissolve barriers between human and wild in the Anthropocene. In the three-channel video and sound installation The Air Connects Us, two dancers can be followed as they navigate Shanghai’s bustling streets, urban forests and massive industrial sites in search of connections to wild. During the exhibit, Jennings will present a live duet, Sea Inside Our Skin, rooted in the Chinese maxim “飲水思源 (drink the water, remember its source). This duet invites the audience to witness how breath and water nourishes, propels and changes us from within. Project VT: Pauline Jennings' Becoming Human was directed by Double Vision choreographer and co-Artistic Director Pauline Jennings. Becoming Human is a collaboration with Double Vision’s Calvin Aham and Joshua Lacourse (movement), Sean Clute (music composition), Jessica Gomula (video direction), Allen Hahn (cinematography), Jack B. Du (photography) and Amy Nielson (costume consulting).

Project Vermont is a new series dedicated to experimentation by providing a setting for contemporary Vermont artists to push their artistic practice while creating new work. Presenting visual, performance, and interdisciplinary exploration from emerging to established artists, Project Vermont supports artists’ exploration of new ideas and challenges, enables innovation, and creates engagement between audience and artist.

“Sea Inside Our Skin” was made possible in part with a research and development residency and support by Vermont Performance Lab with support from the Vermont Community Foundation.

Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Oct
19
2018
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Feb
9
2019

Tectonic Industries

Tectonic Industries
Description:

Tectonic Industries is a collaborative art partnership based in Portland, Maine, comprised of Danish artist, Lars Boye Jerlach, and British artist, Helen Stringfellow. Through sculpture, wall mounted instructional videos, physical surveys, and interactive activities that engage visitors, Tectonic Industries examine the artifice inherent within the creation of the modern myths and belief systems in popular culture. In Dreams Can Come True, the artists present a series of self-help questionnaires that look to address and solve visitor’s most pressing problems and thus help them to begin living the “life of their dreams.” Guided by a series of instructions, visitors navigate the installation in search of self-actualization which can be manifested in an interactive model they can build/leave in the gallery. Interactive and engaging, while balancing wry amusement with philosophical reflection, Dreams Can Come True, explores the impossibility of our collective, endless search for concrete answers and endeavor for self-improvement.

Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington